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post #11 of 17
Don't set it on the carpet.
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post #12 of 17
Yes, as already posted:

- Get rid of the onboard sound. Uninstall the onboard drivers in Windows first. Restart, enter BIOS. Search through there for the part about "Onboard Devices" or something and disable "Onboard Sound". Might be in Advanced Peripherals or something, I don't know what BIOS the A8N uses. Save changes and shut 'er down. Install the card, turn it back on and go into Windows. Install the drivers off the CD that came with the card first to get it working. Then upgrade to the latest drivers off of Creative's site. First time I installed my X-Fi I skipped right to the latest drivers which caused me to lose a bunch of functions (THX setup panel, fancy control panels and extra settings).

- Don't ever put hardware down on a carpet or other conductive surface. Static electricity loves to kill computer hardware.
    
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarton View Post
- Don't ever put hardware down on a carpet or other conductive surface. Static electricity loves to kill computer hardware.
It's actually pretty hard. I work on my computer on the floor/my bed in my room, no problems from static.
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post #14 of 17
I have a X-Fi Platinum and I have never seen that cable in my life...
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hey guys got the x-fi platinum working without having to go into bios....... should i still disable the onboard sound even though the sound card is working
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Yes, definitely disable onboard audio.
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post #17 of 17
It's always a good idea to disable whatever onboard components you're not using, just to make sure they aren't stealing CPU cycles or whatever. So this includes video, sound and onboard NIC.

I honestly don't know for certain if they DO steal CPU power when enabled but not in use, but still... doesn't hurt to turn them off anyway.
    
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